Optimizing the ACO: Solutions for Workflow and Risk Management - On-Demand

Quick Overview

Presented on: May 29, 2014
Presented by: Ellis M. Knight, MD, MBA and Jim Gamble, MD

ACOs create incentives for healthcare providers to work together to treat an individual patient across care settings, including doctors’ offices, hospitals and long-term care facilities. Key to improving patient quality are tools for managing the health

Availability: In stock

Pubcode: YD052914D

* Required Fields

Price: $279

Optimizing the ACO: Solutions for Workflow and Risk Management - On-Demand

Available ON-DEMAND

ACOs create incentives for healthcare providers to work together to treat an individual patient across care settings. Tools for managing the health of these patient populations, like risk stratification and disease registries, are key to improving patient quality and helping healthcare professionals manage workflows and reporting.

Leaders from Virtua and Coker Group highlight ACO success stories and reveal proven strategies to improve performance and quality through a variety of technology solutions.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • More effectively identify and manage populations of ACO patients
  • Establish an efficient workflow methodology
  • Determine appropriate metrics to measure ACO progress
  • Determine the operating system that allows you to effect change at the bedside level


  • How technology tools help an ACO organization get a handle on:
    • Efficient hospital discharge and handoffs to caregivers
    • Medication adherence and management
    • Appropriate follow-up visits
    • Care coordination and telemedicine
    • Managing populations of ACO patients
  • How to share information at the right time, in the right way
    • Quality metrics
    • Feedback and reporting mechanisms
  • How to establish a workflow methodology
    • Change management
    • Project management
    • Human factors
    • IT Solutions


Meet the Speakers

Ellis M. Knight, MD, MBA

Senior Vice-President, Chief Medical Officer

Coker Group

Ellis “Mac” Knight, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Coker Group, oversees the firm’s Hospital Operations and Strategic Services team. Prior to joining Coker, Dr. Knight, who has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare arena, served in a variety of roles at Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina. After 12 years in private medical practice he started the first hospital medicine group in South Carolina. In 2009 he led the development of the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative, Palmetto Health’s unique and very successful clinical integration program.

Jim Gamble, MD


Virtua Health

James Gamble, MD is the Medical Director of Informatics at Virtua. He is responsible for assuring that the clinical information systems at Virtua meet the needs of the physicians and support the delivery of safe, efficient, high quality care to the members of the Virtua community. He has lead responsibility for the implementation of Virtua’s Clinical Information System including Soarian Computerized Physician Order Entry. He works with the other physician members of the IS team on the implementation of the Virtua Health Information Exchange, the NextGen ambulatory EMR, Virtua's Personal Health Record, and Inpatient Physician Documentation. He supports the Physician Information Technology Council and the Clinical Decision Support Steering Committee and is the IT liaison to the Medical Executive Committees. He is responsible for working with the IT staff and leadership team to assure that all Virtua information systems work reliably and efficiently for the physicians.

Who Should Attend?

CEOs, CMOs, CMIOs, COOs, SVPs of Strategic Alignment, VPs of Quality


Webcast system requirements and program materials:

To fully benefit from the webcast experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webcast, you will receive an e-mail with detailed system requirements, your log-in information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.



No problem. You’ll be able to download the on demand version. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times! A $279 value!



Participation in the webcast is just $279 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet.